Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • Wetland Workforce at Chase Woods Nature Preserve (Photo by Cheyenne Bergenhenegouwen, BCWF Wetlands Workforce)
    Wetlands Workforce

    NCC welcomes the largest collaborative wetland initiative of its kind- the Wetlands Workforce initiative.
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  • Wood duck at Chase Woods Nature Preserve (Photo by Ren Ferguson)
    Build it and they will come

    Following successful wetland restoration at the Chase Woods Natural Preserve, a local avian survey specialist reports an overall increase in the number and diversity of birds in the area.
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  • Prescribed burn at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Pete Laing)
    How to burn a meadow

    After six years of waiting, the right combination of weather, people and planning finally allowed us to set the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve on fire.
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  • Pair of Williamson's sapsucker (Photo by Patty McGann)
    Home is where the heart rot is

    Imagine being so particular about the house you can live in that if your home were destroyed it would take centuries to build a new one. For old-growth-forest-dependent species like Williamson’s sapsucker, this is exactly the situation they face.
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  • Kootenay River Ranch ecosystem restoration project (Photo by NCC)
    Restoring open forests and grasslands in the East Kootenay

    Winter is an important time for tending to forest management on NCC’s conservation land in the East Kootenay. This is when we get busy with thinning the trees that are encroaching on the open forest and grassland ecosystems that have naturally occurred here for thousands of years.
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  • Nancy Newhouse, NCC's BC regional vice-president, hugs Ktunaxa Nation Council chairperson Kathryn Teneese at Jumbo Valley celebration (Photo by Pat Morrow)
    An Indigenous-led conservation effort succeeds in southeastern BC

    After decades of uncertainty about the future of an ecologically and culturally significant area in BC's Central Purcell Mountains, the Ktunaxa Nation can now move forward with their vision to establish an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area.
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